Madrid, 6 (European Press)
Exolum will transport Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) through its pipeline network to London Heathrow, the UK’s main airport and one of Europe’s busiest.
The company has long-term contracts with marketers of Jet A1 fuel in the UK to supply this airport with fuel. The supply of SAF, which is part of the agreement, is an important step towards achieving the goal of decarbonizing the UK aviation sector.
SAF’s pipeline supplies avoid the need to be transported by road or rail, reducing carbon emissions, as in their entire life cycle they avoid up to 80% of these emissions. It is a second generation fuel made from organic waste. In this sense, the use of sustainable fuels is a great example of a circular economy.
The chemical composition of SAF is identical to that of conventional kerosene and can be mixed and used in an aircraft engine without any disturbance. Likewise, it does not require infrastructure changes, so Exolum’s infrastructures are ready to receive, mix and store SAF and transport it via the oil pipeline to the various connected airports.
Exolum has a 2,000 km pipeline system in the UK and 24 storage facilities with a capacity of approximately 2.5 million cubic metres, providing fuel storage and transportation services to various military facilities and airports in the country, such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted and Manchester.
In Spain, Exolum launched the ‘Avikor’ platform that provides individuals and businesses to fly in a more sustainable way by allowing them to reduce their flight emissions using sustainable aviation fuels.
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